I will be volunteering at an animal sanctuary in Harare, Zimbabwe, and was wondering how safe it is there. My parents are concerned as I am a young woman who will be travelling alone, and I'd like to give them peace of mind. What are your own experiences with bring tourists in Zimbabwe? Are the people friendly and welcoming? Have you ever been in a dangerous encounter? Are there any tips you could give me for a solo traveller? Is the country even safe for lone travellers? I have baught a good, thick travel guide and am currently reading it, but would like to ask others about their experiences in Zimbabwe as well.